What Germs Are Lurking In Your Carpets?


Now, you might be enjoying that warm and cozy feeling of walking on a smooth, gentle carpet. However, you may be amazed to learn of the creepy and monstrous creatures that lie beneath those seemingly innocent fabrics.

From allergens and bacteria to germs and dangerous microorganisms, your magnificent carpets can hide a lot of ‘not-so-innocent creatures’.

Let’s Get A Bit Technical

Let’s take you through the nasty side of your carpets – the side you may not be aware of. Get hold of your microscopes. We’re about to enter the miniscule world of germs.


Also called Norwalk Virus, Norovirus can cause effects similar to food poisoning and other digestive problems, such as stomach flu. The dangerous virus can survive for about four to six weeks and can become airborne when someone walks over the carpet.


These harmful bacteria are found mostly in winters and love moist carpets. They can cause a deadly disease called Campylobacteriosis and people with weak immune systems can be easy targets. Some of the symptoms of this disease include diarrhea, cramping and fever.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

Sounds like a villain of a sci-fi movie – one who has had gene mutation to become more dangerous. These penicillin-resistant bacteria can run wild on your carpets. They are generally brought in by the athletes in your homes. After hours of sweating in the gym, the MRSA can accompany them to the carpets.

Fungi and Mold

Aspergillus, Rhizopus, Cladosporium – no, these are not the names of any fictional TV series; they are fungi and mold that can lurk inside your carpets and mattresses. Some of these may cause serious allergies and may even lead to death.


A very dangerous germ hiding inside your carpet, Micrococcus can have some damaging effects which include, skin infections, septic shocks, meningitis etc. If untreated, this can lead to death.

 What to Do About It?

Now that you know the real threats that your carpets can harbor, you want to make sure that they remain clean throughout.

An easy way to do it is to maintain its cleanliness. Make sure you vacuum regularly with a high-quality vacuum. Also, get it professionally cleaned by an experienced carpet cleaning service.

Other precautions include controlling the traffic in that room, encouraging kids to take their shoes off before entering, and maintaining hygiene around the house.

Looking to get rid of these nasty germs? Excellence Janitorial Services and Carpet Cleaning understand all nitty-gritty aspects of these germs and know how to completely remove them from your carpets. Our carpet cleaning service is friendly, reliable and affordable.



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